My first snow machining (snowmobiling to everyone outside of Alaska) trip in a very long time... and it was wonderful. Despite getting stuck a number of times and fighting an albatross of a sled behind my machine, it was a spectacular day. I had quite a bit of down time to look around and take photos while my riding partner rode ahead to find the easiest way to our destination.
Getting ready to head out of the parking lot.
The albatross that followed me, got me stuck again and again, and now lives under the cabin in the woods.
Denali (aka Mt. McKinley) out in full that day.
Checking to make sure I am still there. Sometimes I wasn't...
The first time I was stuck. Note the depth of the snow... it got much deeper.
This one's for you, Wade.
This is where I called my little brother to let him know where I was. Just so he wouldn't worry, of course. ;-) Not a bad view for the 15 minutes I spent there.
We had just got me out of another hole when I spotted this... no time for digging when you have beautiful light, like this!
And then I turned around to see this... and had to put the toys away to help.
The sun was starting to set about the time we made it to the cabin. You can see the last blush of sunset on the mountains.
We stopped at the cabin for about 30 minutes to unload, eat some lunch, and write in the cabin journal.
We were about half way back to the truck and stopped for one last shot of the mountains. A beautiful end to an amazing day. I love Alaska!